Bay Ship GM to Speak at Maritime Museum

The Door County Maritime Museum’s speaker series continues on Thursday, Feb. 2, with a topic that is always of interest to Door County residents and particularly those in the Sturgeon Bay area.

Gene Caldwell, Vice President and General Manager of Bay Shipbuilding Co., will present a program on current activities at the Sturgeon Bay shipyard beginning at 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay museum.

Caldwell will provide a general overview of work at the yard including some of the projects associated with the wintering fleet. He’ll also discuss parent company Fincantieri’s improvement projects at the yard as well as an update on the construction status of the deep water Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) for Tidewater Inc.

Last fall, Bay Shipbuilding announced the beginning of construction of the 303-ft. PSV vessels which are used to ferry materials and personnel to offshore oil platforms and other offshore structures.

The Speaker Series will then continue the first Thursday in March with a presentation on the War of 1812 and its impact on the Great Lakes by the Museum Executive Director Bob Desh. The series concludes on Thursday, March 29, with a program on the Museum’s hugely popular boat building program.

All of the programs begin at 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay museum. They are free of charge and open to the public with donations appreciated.

For more information contact the Museum at 920.743.5958 or visit